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           Call for Papers - Submission Due Date: January 24, 2014

The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Data Center Performance (DCPerf'14)
                Madrid, Spain, June 30 - July 3, 2014
                 http://www.zurich.ibm.com/dcperf14
 
                        in conjunction with ICDCS'14:

The 34th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems 
                 http://lsd.ls.fi.upm.es/icdcs2014

Data centers have become an integral part of the backbone infrastructure 
for 
information technology. In particular, they provide a cost efficient 
solution 
for provisioning a wide range of computing resources in diverse 
environments 
such as business, scientific, and mobile. Due to the rapid growth of user-
defined and user-generated programs, applications and content, the 
complexity 
of deploying and operating data centers continues to increase. Considering 

the high volume of mixed workloads, the diversity of services offered, and 

the increasing mobility of users across geographically distributed areas, 
the 
performance optimization of data centers has become ever more necessary 
and 
challenging, especially in view of criteria such as scalability, 
reliability, 
manageability, power efficiency, area density, and operating costs.

The goal of this workshop is to promote a community-wide discussion to 
find 
and identify suitable strategies to enable effective and scalable data 
center 
performance optimizations. We are looking for papers that present new 
techniques, introduce new methodologies, propose new research directions, 
or 
discuss strategies for resolving open performance problems of data 
centers.

Topics of Interest
==================
Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

- System performance
  Hardware & software architecture
  Resource management & middleware
  Evaluation / modeling methodologies
  Empirical studies

- Communication performance
  Intra- / inter-DC communication
  Open-flow based networks
  DC network architecture & protocols

- Storage and I/O performance
  Storage architecture
  I/O scalability and performance

- DC power and thermal issues
  Power and thermal modeling
  Power-constrained performance

- Security and robustness
  Performance of security solutions
  Intrusion & misconfiguration monitoring
  Variability & reliability modeling

- Virtualization and cloud computing
  Hypervisors & HW virtualization support
  Virtualized networking and storage
  Outsourcing issues
  Cloud scalability and management

- Performance of DC applications
  Cloud computing
  Content distribution
  Hadoop applications
  Real-time analytics

Important Dates
===============
Paper submission:                January 24, 2014
Notification of acceptance:         March 7, 2014
Final manuscript due:              March 21, 2014


Submission Guideline
====================
Manuscripts must be limited to 6 pages in IEEE 8.5"×11" double-column 
format. Accepted papers will be published in the combined ICDCS 2014 
workshop proceedings and will be available through IEEE Xplore. 
Manuscripts should be submitted via 
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dcperf14

General Chair
=============
Dilip Krishnaswamy, IBM Research Labs Bangalore, India

TPC Chairs
==========
Robert Birke, IBM Research Zurich Lab, Switzerland
Len Wisniewski, IQSS, Harvard University, USA

Publicity Chair
===============
Marco Beccuti, Università di Torino, Italy

Program Committee
=================
Souheib Baarir, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Gianfranco Balbo, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Gergely Biczók, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy
Andrea Bracciali, University of Stirling, UK
Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK
Herve Chabanne, Morpho, France
Salvatore Distefano, University of Messina, Italy
Victor Govindaswamy, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA
Peng He, Ciena, USA
Jeong-Hyon Hwang, State University of New York - Albany, USA
Samee Khan, North Dakota State University, USA
Masayuki Murata, Osaka University, Japan
Panagiotis Papadimitriou, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
Juan F. Perez, Imperial College London, UK
Alma Riska, College of William and Mary, USA
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Sriram Sankar, Microsoft, USA
Sanjeev Setia, George Mason University, USA
Seonghan Shin, AIST, Japan
Marko Vukolić, Eurecom, France
Miki Yamamoto, Kansai University, Japan
Yanjiang Yang, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Shucheng Yu, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Steering Committee
==================
Jian-Nong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Alok Choudhary, Northwestern University, USA
Peter Mueller, IBM Research Zurich Lab, Switzerland
Martin Schmatz, IBM Research Zurich Lab, Switzerland
Anand Sivasubramaniam, Penn State University, USA
Larry Xue, Arizona State University, USA

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